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Human Resources Analyst Salary

Human Resources Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $51K annually on average. Total incomes of Human Resources Analysts incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $37K and $73K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Female Human Resources Analysts make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$37,445 - $72,364
(Median)
37K
51K
61K
72K
MEDIAN: $51,033
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$14.91 - $29.39
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,445 - $72,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,819  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,995 - $72,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 761
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $29.39  
   
Overtime
$21.82 - $45.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,819  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$36,995 - $72,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 138
United States (change)

Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.

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Human Resources Analyst Tasks

  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst


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Human Resources Analysts do not often transition into Human Resources Director roles. The role averages $78K per year. As Human Resources Analysts progress in their field, many go on to become Human Resources Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $58K per year. Another common career choice for Human Resources Analysts is to move into a Human Resources Generalist role. Typically, Human Resources Generalists get paid $46K.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst


Survey results imply that Human Resources Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, Project Management, Data Analysis, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Spanish Language as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Human Resources Analysts with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $49K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $52K. Human Resources Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $58K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, Human Resources Analysts in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), New York (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Portland (+10 percent). Human Resources Analysts in Nashville take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 29 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Baton Rouge and Seattle (11 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries



Data Analysis
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Access
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$51,000

Microsoft Excel
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HTML
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Oracle
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Microsoft Office
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%